Archive for the ‘Sacrifice’ Category

A Servant’s Love – Sermon Summary   Leave a comment

John 12:20-33.

If you just glance at this passage, you could conclude that the Greeks who wanted to approach Jesus never received an answer to their request.  I think otherwise.  Another feature in this passage is Jesus’ declaration of the time finally being at hand.  How many other times in reading the Gospels have we heard Him declare that His time had “not yet” come?

Scripture was about to be fulfilled.  There was only one way for this to happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Courage   Leave a comment

I was reading from the book of Esther this morning.  Within the first couple of chapters, it becomes obvious what needs to happen.  God will need someone of strong faith to find the courage to speak up boldly for Him and His people because the people of God are about to be wiped out.  While Mordecai was able to get Esther her opportunity to become the new queen, God was preparing her to learn her place not in society but before the King of kings.  Courage would be required of her at the risk of her own life. Read the rest of this entry »

New Strength   Leave a comment

I recently started a completely new morning routine.  Mind you, I have never been, am not, and cannot fathom ever being a “morning person.”  I have daily arguments with my alarm clock but continue to give thanks to god Himself for whoever invented the snooze alarm and installed it on mine!

So when I say that I now wake up at 5 every morning, please understand just how much of a real chore this is for me.  I am not seeking accolades in any way, but I do want to share with you the benefits I am receiving from this new routine. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome the King   Leave a comment

One of my favorite pictures in the Bible is the scene of what is commonly called the “Triumphal Entry.”  This is the time when Jesus enters Jerusalem in what we now refer to as Holy Week, the week leading up to his crucifixion.  

Somewhat of a miracle happens as Jesus secures his ride, but to me, more of a miracle happens when the ride heads to town.  Read the rest of this entry »